Amy Pieters regains consciousness after four months in a coma

Dutch national champion had been in a coma since crashing in December.

by Amy Jones

Team SD Worx released a statement on Thursday detailing that the condition of 30-year-old Amy Pieters has “changed.”

Pieters regained consciousness after more than four months in a coma following a crash on a training ride in Calpe in December.

“The condition of Amy Pieters has changed. There is consciousness. This means that she can communicate slightly non-verbally.  Amy recognizes people, understands what is being said and is able to carry out more and more assignments,” the statement said. “Doctors cannot yet say what residual symptoms and remaining abilities Amy Pieters will have as a result of the brain injury.”

After being transferred from Spain to the Netherlands in January, Pieters “has been following a specialized intensive neurorehabilitation programme at one of the member institutions of the EENnacoma network. This institution is working towards a suitable continuation of the rehabilitation process,” the team said.

The statement concluded: “The family appreciates the enormous sympathy shown, but also asks everyone to respect the privacy of those involved.”

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